AMAZING new 70,000 point Delta AMEX Business Platinum card offer PLUS 10,000 MQMs – (Gold 50,000 points)!

This post contains references to products from one or more of our advertisers. We will receive compensation when you click on links to those products. For an explanation of our Advertiser Disclosure, and advertiser partners, such as American Express, visit this page.
 

 

delta-amex-new-biz-bonus-offer-sept-16

Talk about sweet timing! If you are short on MQMs this year, and have NEVER EVER held either the the Delta Gold or Platinum business card you are eligible to receive the new card bonus offer (after spend). Let’s look at the offers that are new and for a limited time (ends 11/09/2016):

 

Gold Delta SkyMiles® Business Credit Card from American Express <— Link

  • Limited Time Offer: Earn 50,000 bonus miles after you make $2,000 in purchases on your new Card within your first 3 months.
  • Additionally, earn a $50 statement credit after you make a Delta purchase with your new Card within your first 3 months.
  • To be eligible for this offer, your application must be received by 11/09/2016.
  • Earn 2 Miles per dollar spent on purchases made directly with Delta. Earn 1 mile on every eligible dollar spent on purchases.
  • Settle into your seat sooner with Priority Boarding and enjoy 20% savings on eligible in-flight purchases in the form of a statement credit.
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees
  • $0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $95.
  • Terms and limitations apply
  • See Rates & Fees

applynow

 

 

Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Business Credit Card from American Express <— Link

  • Limited Time Offer: Earn 70,000 bonus miles and 10,000 Medallion® Qualification Miles (MQMs) after you spend $5,000 in purchases on your new Card in your first 3 months.
  • Earn a $100 statement credit after you make a Delta purchase with your new Card within your first 3 months. Offer ends 11/09/2016.
  • Check your first bag for free and save up to $50 on a round trip Delta flight, settle into your seat sooner with Priority Boarding, enjoy 20% savings on eligible in-flight purchases in the form of a statement credit.
  • Earn 2 Miles per dollar spent on purchases made directly with Delta. Earn 1 mile on every eligible dollar spent on purchases.
  • Use miles towards flights, seat upgrades, car rentals, merchandise, gift cards, and more.
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees.
  • Terms and limitations apply
  • See Rates & Fees

applynow

 

The Gold card offer is very similar to the one that was out this past summer. It is not the highest they have ever offered but it is a very solid offer. Now that all AMEX card bonus offers are once in your lifetime, you want to choose a good one. The Platinum offer I have never ever seen a higher public offer on the SkyMiles side and very few times have I ever seen higher MQMs offered.

Should you get either of these offers? While the Gold card does waive the fee for the first year I would strongly consider the Platinum card if you are looking for elite status. Delta will likely offer to sell you MQMs for thousands of dollars in December again this year and for the non-waived $195 fee this is a solid offer for just the MQMs alone (if you need them that is). Plus, since they are offering a $100 statement credit for Delta purchases inside the first 3 months, you are really only net paying $95 out of pocket for the first year. That is an amazing value.

Lastly, remember with the Platinum card, the BOGOF coach certificate does NOT come in year one. It will only arrive when your second year annual fee bills. Those who use this cert each year often comment that this perk alone helps offset the $195 fee. Either card comes with the 1st checked bag free (up to 9 total on the same reservation) and board with ZONE 1 (even on a BASIC E class fare ticket) and so much more.

Are you jumping on this limited time offer? – René

 

 

 

Editorial Note: This content is not provided by American Express. Any opinions, analyses, reviews or recommendations expressed in this article are those of the author’s alone, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by American Express.

If Delta calls me and offers me (whatever) should I take it. What if they force me to downgrade?

You may or may not have noticed but Delta is really shaking things up when it comes to flights to Japan and Asia. Some routes are changing destination airports, others are being dropped and others still are just ending. It is a lot to keep up with. Then we add in the fact that the 747 queen of the skies will soon no longer fly with Delta colors but just be parked out in the … Continue reading

Less Delta CRJ200s? Air Rage on the rise! SEA Mileage Runs. Jet Airways & Delta again. X-Starwood CEO says sale bad timing.

Every day some travel news headlines catch my attention. Some are from Delta and some are just of travel interest, but all are ones I think you will want to see. Let’s take a look at today’s: Delta Mulls $2.3 Billion Plane Purchase for Regional Fleet AP reports: Air rage incidents reported by airlines on the rise Two sweet Seattle Delta Elite Mileage Runs have been posted Earn and burn (again) with Delta and Jet … Continue reading

Rookie Wednesday: Bet ya did didn’t know where to find / set ALL these preferences on Delta!

Welcome to a weekly feature on the Renés Points blog. Each week this series covers in a “rookie” way either a Delta or travel related theme and attempts to break down to a basic level each topic. You can read up on all the previous posts HERE. Now on to this week’s feature. Today I wanted to knock out in one place a bunch of bits that I often get asked about and wanted a … Continue reading

Quick giveaway: 10 Delta HOOU “Have One On Us” coupons! Who’s thirsty?

Time for a quick afternoon giveaway thanks to reader Rich from NYC who generously sent me a nice fat stack of HOOU or Delta amenity coupons called “Have One On Us”. They are good for a mixed drink on-board a Delta jet or a beer or a really bad tiny bottle of wine. Or, a set of Billboard Headsets to enjoy the free IFE or inflight seatback entertainment. I will use Random.org to pick 5 … Continue reading

Internet and Credit Card Fraud in This Hobby Can Cost You – My True Story

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 A Guest Post by John @laptoptravel A lot of frequent flyers who are deeper into what many call ‘the hobby’ look for techniques and strategies to lower their cost of travel. Following RenésPoints blog, many of you are kept aware of strategies for flying cheaply to get great trips for less money or to get qualifying miles for status. One of my strategies is to use methods to achieve elite status with … Continue reading

100,000 point Discover Miles w/mega spend offer. IHG 100% bonus on buy & other deals.

I know this offer is nothing new but since I just flat out missed it, and wish I had seen it during my last round of cards, maybe you missed it too! Take a look at the possible math on this decent offer on the Discover   BANK    Miles card. Spend $33,333 at 1.5 mile each earn 50,000 points Discover will match you 50,000* points (*in a year) so if you can MS a bunch it … Continue reading

How to make cheaper fares book when Delta computers say “NO”! There is always another way.

Don’t you just hate it when you find a great deal, find the perfect flights, have entered all your perfect seats even and have your credit card number in and hit purchase and then…. That is, the Delta computers tell you the price has changed or the flights are no longer available or something like that. When this happens what can you do? You really do have a ton of options to get the flights … Continue reading

Delta SkyMiles & Medallion teams – Please watch Delta’s new “TRUST” video every day over and over again!

TRUST. It is a simple word but one that is greatly lacking in our modern culture. I am old enough to have grown up with the understanding that when someone gave you their word, you trusted them. Also, that you trusted someone until they gave you a reason not to trust them, as most would not want to be known as a person who could not be trusted. Delta  hopes  wants  expects  needs us to … Continue reading

Is it “really” worth it to drive to a cheaper airport nearby? I am “done” with Chicago ORD!

Normally I book tickets way out. Well, at least a number of weeks in advance. When I fly I am spending my own money and do not have a corporate expense account (good for you if you can fly and let someone else pay). The bottom line is I pay close attention to the price of any trip I take and that goes for when I am spending cash or spending points. This past week … Continue reading

Delta Million Miler Devaluation, SPG goes “thud”, Hilton / Delta MQMs & more!

…and the cuts keep on coming. You cannot leave the Delta SkyMiles team with idle hands and time to kill as if you do you know what is next – devaluations or as they call them “enhancements”! Per my fellow BA blogger PM&M we now have a cut to what many consider one of the most valuable rewards you can pick that is 40,000 bonus SkyMiles for reaching your Delta Million Miler level (whatever that … Continue reading

If you had a chance to ask Delta CEO Ed Bastian for one program change – what would it be?

Tuesday night I was invited to attend the private launch party for the very impressive new Delta Sky Club in the B concourse at ATL Atlanta airport. It really is a very nice open space to enjoy while waiting for your flight and I think I will find myself spending much time there. Present at the event were all the “who’s who” from Delta including the CEO, Ed Bastian. I had not met Mr. Bastian … Continue reading

The NEW Delta B Concourse Sky Club ATL Atlanta Review by RenesPoints blog

Atlanta F International concourse Delta Sky Club Review Atlanta E concourse Delta Sky Club Review Atlanta A concourse Center Delta Sky Club Review Atlanta A concourse Near A17 Delta Sky Club Review Atlanta B concourse Near B10 Delta Sky Club Review (Closed) Atlanta B concourse Near B25 Delta Sky Club Review (Closed) Atlanta C concourse Near C37 Delta Sky Club Review Atlanta D concourse Near D12 Delta Sky Club Review Atlanta D concourse Near D27 … Continue reading

I am HAPPY to pay $1750 in Annual Card Fees for these FOUR cards! Year after year.

I always am blown away when folks tell me they have canceled some card due to the annual fee. Now I am not saying anyone should willy nilly just pay a fee, but you really need to run the numbers before you simply cancel a high end card due to the hefty annual fee. I am happy, no I take that back, thrilled, to shell out $1,750 (yes one thousand seven hundred and fifty) bucks … Continue reading

US Bank Now Denying Credit Based on Your Blocking ARS – Advanced Resolution Services!

Last month it was time for my wife to go for a new round of cards. All were approved instantly other than the one from US BANK FlexPerks business card during the US Bank Olympic promo. We waited and after a while got a letter that she had to call to give more info for approval. Now here is the thing. US Bank is a very strange bank. They used to be “it” in the … Continue reading